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2016 Tuesday, February 16,

In defence of the Crown: the case of Ghomeshi.

By |2017-04-06T12:16:34-04:00February 16th, 2016|

In defence of the Crown: the case of Ghomeshi. The Ghomeshi case has come to end. Aside from the presiding judge, no one can be sure what verdicts lie ahead for him. Notwithstanding, this hasn't [...]

2014 Tuesday, November 11,

Canadian sexual trials explained: balancing the rights of an accused and empowering victims.

By |2018-03-19T21:22:59-04:00November 11th, 2014|

Sexual assault trials in Canada: assumptions and misinformation clarified. Recent events surrounding Jian Ghomeshi has instigated a national outcry relating to the protection of sexual assault victims and the difficulties they face when struggling with the [...]

2014 Tuesday, January 21,

If not him, then who? The law of third party suspects in Canada

By |2016-10-24T11:59:16-04:00January 21st, 2014|

The law of third party suspects in Canada. Recently, our firm was faced with the issue or raising an alternative suspect in the course of defending our client.  Contrary to common sense, the law does [...]

2013 Wednesday, March 6,

The frailties of identification evidence results in new trial ordered by the Ont.C.A.

By |2017-06-22T12:51:30-04:00March 6th, 2013|

New trial ordered but he Ontario Court of Appeal due to identification frailties: The Ontario Court of Appeal's decision of R. v. Gough, 2013 ONCA 137, released March 6, 2013, is another reminder to trial judges of the significant [...]

2012 Wednesday, November 28,

What is proper and improper in a Crown closing address to a jury?

By |2016-10-24T11:59:19-04:00November 28th, 2012|

A proper (and improper) Crown Closing Address: Today the Court of Appeal released the judgment of R. v. Boudreau, 2012 ONCA 830 that reminded lawyers the extent to which they may properly advocate their positions in closing addresses, [...]

2012 Thursday, November 8,

R. v. Nedelcu clarifies the law against compelled evidence and weakens then right against self-incrimination

By |2016-10-24T11:59:19-04:00November 8th, 2012|

  R. v. Nedelcu and the law against compelled evidence and weakens then right against self-incrimination Yesterday the Supreme Court of Canada released the judgement of R. v. Nedelcu 2012 SCC 59 that clarifies what the right [...]

2012 Monday, November 5,

Bad fingerprint evidence can lead to wrongful convictions

By |2016-10-24T11:59:19-04:00November 5th, 2012|

Fingerprint evidence and wrongful convictions. Yesterday, CBS News reported an Indiana woman Lana Canen was freed over bad fingerprint evidence after 8 years in prison for a murder she did not commit.  Sadly this is not the [...]